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FRCS works with Government to review Fiji's disaster law

Vishaal Kumar
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Update: 2:56PM THE director general of the Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS), Filipe Nainoca, says the society is privileged to work with the Government in reviewing Fiji's National Disaster Management Plan 1995 and Natural Disaster Management Act 1998.

He made the comment while speaking at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to review Fiji's disaster risk management legislation by the National Disaster Management Office and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the FRCS in Suva today.

The signing of the MOU initiates a partnership of research, consultation, technical and legislative support that would result in a revised and appropriate disaster legislative framework for the people of Fiji.

Mr Nainoca said as an auxiliary to the Government and partner in disaster response and recovery, the FRCS looked forward to supporting the Government throughout the entire process of the review.

"We are confident that the review will produce a disaster law that will be good for Fiji and its people. This partnership continues to strengthen our relationship with the Government of Fiji," he said.

The review would contemplate new emerging issues not considered before like climate change, gender, disability and the cluster disaster coordination arrangement, and is expected to be a 10-month process resulting in a proposed revised National Disaster Management Plan and a Parliamentary Bill on amendments to the Natural Disaster Management Act.    

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